2015 Platform

Education and training for veterans

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We will honour the service of our veterans and provide new career opportunities through a new Veterans Education Benefit.

Veterans have proven their ability to work hard and succeed, but many find it difficult to build new careers after their years of service.

To help veterans re-enter the workforce, and to help expand Canada’s skilled labour force, we will invest $80 million every year to create a new Veterans Education Benefit. This benefit will provide full support for the costs of up to four years of college, university, or technical education for Canadian Forces veterans after completion of service.

We will also expand the number of job opportunities available to veterans by ensuring provisions for their employment are included in the Community Benefits Agreements of federal infrastructure projects.

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